This step by step woodworking project is about 14×16 gable pavilion plans. This is the PART 2 of the 14×16 pavilion project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for the pavilion, step by step. This pavilion has a really nice design and it is also very sturdy. Read the local codes before starting the project, so you comply with the requirements. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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14×16 Pavilion Roof – Free DIY Plans
- E – 26 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long RAFTERS
- F – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 12″x96″ long,4 pieces – 12″x21 1/4 long, 4 pieces – 21 1/4″x96″ long, 6 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long ROOF
- G – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 216″ long, 4 pieces – 121 1/4″ long TRIMS
- H – 400 sq ft of tar paper, 400 sq ft asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 26 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 12 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 18′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12′
- 400 sq ft of tar paper, 400 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 6d nails, rafter ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One week
How to build a 14×16 pavilion roof
Use 2×6 lumber for the roof rafters. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. It is essential to take accurate measurements, otherwise the rafters won’t fit into place tightly.
Place the rafters to the top of the pavilion every 24″ on center, equally spaced. Follow the information from the diagram, so you can lay the rafters properly. Use rafter ties and screws to lock the rafters into place tightly.
Notice the detail, when laying the rafters.
Cut the roof sheets from 3/4″ plywood at the right dimensions, as shown in the diagram. Fit the sheets to the roof of the pavilion and align the edges with attention. Leave no gaps between the sheets and then insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit 1×8 trims to the sides of the pavilion. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails, to secure the trims to the end of the rafters.
Use 1×8 lumber for the front and back gable trims. Use a saw to make the angle cuts and then smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Cover the roofing sheets with tar paper. Install the tar paper starting with the bottom of the roof and make sure the strips overlap for at least 2″. In addition, fit a 12” strip over the top ridge. Install the shingles starting with the left- bottom of the roof, after fitting the starting course. Use roofing tacks to secure the shingles into place.
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